Perfect Crime

Perfect Crime

by Jack Erickson

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BN ID: 2940153535623
Publisher: Jack Erickson
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 68,931
File size: 248 KB

About the Author

Jack Erickson writes in multiple genres: international thrillers, mysteries, true crime, short mysteries, and romantic suspense. 

He is currently writing a series of international thrillers based in Milan featuring the anti-terrorism police, DIGOS, at Milan's Questura (police headquarters). Book I in the series is "Thirteen Days in Milan." The sequel, "No One Sleeps," will be published in December 2016. Book III, "Cadorna Station," will be published in March 2017.

Erickson's models for his thrillers are based on three popular Italian mystery series: Donna Leon's Commissario Brunetti in Venice, Andrea Camilleri's Inspector Salvo Montalbano in Sicily, and Michael Dibdin's Aurelio Zen in Rome. All three have been produced as TV series at either BBC, PBS, RAI, or Deutsche Welle

Erickson travels throughout Italy for research and sampling Italian contemporary life and culture. In earlier careers, he was a U.S. Senate speechwriter, Washington-based editor, and RedBrick Press publisher. He wrote and published several books on emerging craft brewing industry including the award winning "Star Spangled Beer: A Guide to America's New Microbreweries and Brewpubs."

Before he began writing fiction, he was a wealth manager for a national brokerage in Silicon Valley.

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Perfect Crime 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 784 reviews.
Michael Neely More than 1 year ago
Christina Brault More than 1 year ago
short read but really enjoyable
Maggie Butler More than 1 year ago
awesome book for free and very short. definitely worth my time.
k-one More than 1 year ago
The story started off a little slow (just the first few pages). But overall I enjoyed it. Great for a quick read and not totally predictable. For a free ebook, I would definitely recommend...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this short story! Can't give away a thing but you will enjoy reading it and the twist at the end is classic
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great book!! It was short, but this book had me hooked right from the beging!! I would recomend this book to anyone who likes crime stories. Can't wait to read other books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was good but anyone who reads crime novels on a regular basis will see the mistakes in her "perfect" crime as she makes them. Only 50 pages but pretty good for a free book.
MidnightFX More than 1 year ago
Excellent short story!!! Well worth taking the time to read. Looking forward to more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All first person with every other paragraph starting with "I". Deserves NO stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story gets very intense and keeps the suspense throughout its 50 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Predictable,very short book. If your an avid mystery suspense reader you will figure out the ending and all the flaws in the main characters thinking.
RobynDizney More than 1 year ago
I really liked this. Since I'm familiar with all the locations mentioned, it was an added bonus.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the basic idea, but the characterization for the main character was barely visible. She talks about why she does what she does, but we never actually see the depth of anger and hurt she obviously feels. And also, the ending is a little too abrupt. It does not lead up to it at all, and though it was a good idea, overall it was poorly planned.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very very short story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book only took me a hour to read and only like 50 pgs but you should get it! The suprising part about it is that it is free! Its a shortstory and a quick read. Really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only twelve in seventh grade and i think its a good book even if it doesnt have the best words in it. Just saying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not great, but not bad for a quick, free book.
jezebel77 More than 1 year ago
The Perfect Crime is the second short story I have read by Jack Erickson (the first being The Stalker) and I was not disappointed. The author has a remarkable gift for taking a small narrative and turning it into an exciting page turner. While the story is only about 20 pages in length, the author portrays the essence of the characters and engages the reader in a stimulating account of murder, turmoil, and mystery. The Perfect Crime, written in first person by the main character, delves into what happens to a woman scorned and how she chose to handle her angst against a philandering husband. I was very impressed with The Perfect Crime. It takes a lot of talent to take a small chronicle and expand on the story so the reader is not left with many questions. The reader does not get a lot of information on the background of the characters. However, I have to say that the lack of extraneous information made the story more enjoyable. The author captured the emotions of the characters perfectly, and I could experience Mrs. Harding’s point of view through the author’s writing. I was impressed by the final and surprising twist. Mr. Erickson has a talent for taking what could be a long, drawn out novel into a succinct and intriguing mystery that needs no further explanation. I recommend this novella and am looking forward to reading more from the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the plot. Can't wait to read more from this author.Note why to they always get caught!
pinkCricket More than 1 year ago
This was a huge waste of my 20 minutes.It is appr. 50 pages long.It reminded me of a short story someone in high school would write.The ending was just plain out dumb!
DianB More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read, its just unfortunate that it is a short story.
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SnowflakeCO More than 1 year ago
excellent but to short
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